'How Now' is a very vibrant and contrasting houndstooth with white ground and warm brown checks. The brown in the checks is so dark that in some light it looks black. The repeat runs about every 1/2". Weight is a little heavy, at 16 oz.
It's a great fabric, but because of the heavier weight and finer finish of the yarns in the cloth, there are two caveats:
It does not tear well, and may need to be cut.
It does not full well, so wide cut will be the order of the day. You may want to full it once again before use, which may shrink it, so buy a bit extra.
Strips will run 18" long X 3". Zoom view shows actual size of pattern.
Textures behave in a variety of ways, depending upon the weave, and of course there is much more variety in style and weave, compared to the hand dyed wool, which is all dyed over a 2/1 twill, a pretty consistent weave from bolt to bolt. Textures also shrink at dramatically different rates, which are hard to predict, so while I will always strive for a 3" X 18" strip, sometimes it will vary a bit in length -- may be 16 1/2" to 19", although 3" X !8" is the nominal size I am selling. All textures have been pre-fulled and are ready for use.
HAVE A QUESTION?
If you are here for the first time, I would encourage you to check out the FAQ section at the top of your screen and the 'About' section at the bottom. All common questions about how the "strips" work, ordering larger pieces, color organization, shipping, payment methods, exchanges, accuracy of the graphics, and others, are answered in these areas.
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THE CHALLENGE OF CHOOSING COLORS ONLINE
In general, use the INDIVIDUAL color image as your guide. I have devoted many hours to adjusting the images to match the actual wool color, but this is no guarantee of accuracy on your monitor, especially laptop monitors. These will not display the colors of the wool properly -- a desktop monitor is a better choice for shopping.